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AMA WATERWAYS - 2014 Paris and Normandy Cruise

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11 Days - Enjoy a 7-night Seine cruise and then spend 2 nights in Paris

2014 Departures and Prices Per Person in  USD
Ship
Itinerary
Start Date
Start
City
Cruise
Cost
Cruise
+ Land
27 May Paris $2.799 $3.399
03 april Paris $2.899 $3.499
10 April Paris $3.099 $3.699
17 April Paris $3.199 $3.799
24 April Paris $3.299 $3.899
01 May Paris $3.499 $4.099
08 May Paris $3.499 $4.099
22 May Paris $3.599 $4.199
29 May Paris $3.599 $4.199
05 June Paris $3.599 $4.199
12 June Paris $3.599 $4.199
19 June Paris $3.499 $4.099
26 June Paris $3.399 $3.999
03 July Paris $3.399 $3.999
10 July Paris $3.399 $3.999
17 July Paris $3.399 $3.999
24 July Paris $3.399 $3.999
31 July Paris $3.399 $3.999
07 August Paris $3.399 $3.999
14 August Paris $3.399 $3.999
21 August Paris $3.499 $4.099
28 August Paris $3.599 $4.199
04 September Paris $3.799 $4.399
11 September Paris $3.799 $4.399
18 September Paris $3.799 $4.399
25 September Paris $3.799 $4.399
02 October Paris $3.799 $4.399
09 October Paris $3.699 $4.299
16 October Paris $3.499 $4.099
23 October Paris $3.399 $3.999
30 October Paris $3.299 $3.899
06 November Paris $3.099 $3.699
13 November Paris $2.999 $3.599
20 November Paris $2.999 $3.599
27 November Paris $3.099 $3.699


Single price: 50% of Twin price.
Junior Suite: 100% of Twin price

Single Supplement for Land: USD $280 per person

Port charges of USD $161 per person are not included.

Please Note: Children pay the same as adults. Children under 18 years have to share the cabins with an adult 18 and plus, Cabins only holds 2 passengers

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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
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Cabin Upgrades per person in US Dollars

The above prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window,
To upgrade to a higher category, add the following amount per person
Category Deck Stateroom Price
D Piano Window
$249
C Violin & Cello French Balcony
$649
B Violin & Cello French Balcony
$849
A Violin French Balcony
$979
S Violin French Balcony $1,999
Please Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.
The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds | Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

PARIS AND NORMANDY CRUISE MAP

Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Begin your journey through northern France in Paris, the "City of Light" where you will embark your cruise. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived for 43 years. Explore Honfleur, a charming French harbor town made famous from artist's paintings. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, followed by an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches. Visit the charming town of Les Andelys home of the impressive Chateau Gaillard. Conclude your journey with the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and the Louvre in the magical city of Paris.

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Culinary Delights - Bites & Sights excursions
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from the ship to the hotel in Paris 2 nights hotel accommodation in Paris, including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
  • All local taxes 

ITINERARY

Day 1   
Board your overnight flight to Paris ,France

Day 2    ARRIVE IN FRANCE - Embarkation
Arrive in Paris and transfer to your luxurious ship. Meetr your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner.(D).

Day 3    VERNON
Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. In the afternoon you will visit Giverny and the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. The artist lived here for more than four decades and immortalized his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings (open seasonally). Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to tour the Palace and Gardens of the Chateau de Bizy (when available). Inspired by Versailles, Chateau de Bizy was constructed as a Royal Chateau and is still home to descendants of Emperor Napoleon. The ship moors overnight in Vernon (B,L,D)

Day 4   VERNON - ROUEN
In the morning, enjoy the scenery as you cruise leisurely on the Seine. Arrive in Rouen, where you will tour this medieval city, the historic capital of Normandy. Walk through the old town to the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet. You will also visit the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards there is free time to explore Rouen on your own, perhaps stopping in to a local shop to sample some of the famous Norman cheeses. (B,L,D)

Day 5  ROUEN - NORMANDY BEACHES
Today, you have the choice of three different excursions. "D-Day Remembered" is a full day excursion to the US sector, Omaha and Utah beaches. Your first stop will be Arromanches, with free time to visit the museums and have lunch before visiting St.Laurent-sur-Mer, the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach. The last stop of your excursion is the Ranger monument at Pointe du Hoc before returning to the ship in Rouen. As an alternative, you can tour the Gold, June & Sword beaches in the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop will be Arromanches, with free time to visit the museums and have lunch before visiting the Juno Beach Centre. Later, you'll stop at the Pegasus Monument in Ranville. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d'Auge and "Routes du Cidre" (the Cider Road). You will visit traditional Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Crambremer, some of the most beautiful villages in France, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy. (B, L, D)

Day 6   ROUEN- LES ANDELYS
This morning offers two different tours. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses, a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town's 15th-cenutury Sainte-Catherine church has a bell tower that is the largest wooden church in France. As an alternative, choose the "Route des Abbeyes" tour spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumieges, as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys (B,L,D)

Day 7   LES ANDELYS - CONFLANS
A stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley's dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Chateau-Gaillard. This former stronghold of Richard the Lionhearted changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years War. More athletic guests may hike up to visit the ruins of this historic castle before we continue our cruise along the Seine. The ship arrives tonight in Conflans. (B,L,D)

Day 8  CONFLANS - PARIS
Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Chateau Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the chateau's interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century - such as Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh. Your "Artists' Walk" tour will include many sites associated with their works, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening (B,L,D)

Day 9  PARIS - DISEMBARKATION
After disembarkation this morning, you will tour one of Paris' most spectacular museums: the Musee D'Orsay, Located on the Seine's Left Bank, the museum was built in the former Gare (railway station) d'Orsay, and houses an extensive collection of French art dating from 1848 to 1915. Its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces is the largest in the world; and includes iconic works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Among the paintings on display are many that will seem familiar from your cruise, such as Monet's series on the Rouen Cathedral and his Blue Water Lillies, and Van Gogh's The Church at Auvers, Portrait of Dr. Gachet and Bedroom in Arles. After touring the museum, you will transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 10    PARIS
Today is yours to enjoy as a free day in Paris, where a multitude of landmarks, museums, cafes and shops beckon. (B)

Day 11  DEPART PARIS
END OF CRUISE

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